Festive Fruity Cheese Log
250g cooking cream cheese - At room temperature
100g goat cheese or ricotta
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Pinch of ground clove
100g pecans - Crushed
70g walnuts - Crushed
70g dried apricot - Diced
70g dried cranberries - Diced
1 teapoon vanilla bean paste
Chop nuts and dice dried fruits.
Place together in a bowl.
Add cheeses, spices, honey, vanilla and protein and mix well. Note: If cream cheese is too firm it will be hard to stir. Zap quickly in the microwave to soften.
Spread mix out on cling wrap, in a log length and thickness. Roll up and twist the ends to seal.
Roll on the bench a few times to create rounded log shape.
Place in the fridge to firm up. Give it a roll ever so often to maintain shape as it sets.
Remove wrapping and serve with choice of additional fruits, cheeses and biscuits to create a tasty platter.
*Best used a week from making. Not suitable to freeze.
Per serve (30g) / Per 100g
Energy (kJ): 416/1390 | Protein (g): 3.2/10.7 | Carbohydrates (g): 5.2/17.2 | Sugar (g): 5.1/16.8 | Fat (g): 7.1/23.7 | Saturated Fat (g): 1.7/5.7 | Sodium (mg): 47/157